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8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Fuel Your Whole30 Mornings

If you’re doing a Whole30 reboot for spring, good for you! Hitting the refresh button now will give you increased energy and stamina for long walks and hikes as the warmer weather kicks in. But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about what you’ll need to fuel those days: breakfast. The …

Breakfast

These Cookies Have a Cult Following—But You Can Make Them at Home

With so many bakeries and dessert shops across the country, it’s a big deal when one cookie stands out as “the best.” But that’s exactly what the …

The hip-opening yoga pose that helps Lena Dunham get down

Yoga poses fall into a range of categories. There are the showy ones, like headstands, that are just <i>asking</i> to be Instagrammed. Then there are the …

The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor

If you’ve never had your pelvic floor released, consider hunting down an integrative structural specialist: It’s a weird sensation, for sure, and …

Yoga

Tone Your Abs in 2 Weeks With Our Crunch Challenge

It's time for another workout challenge, and this one is all about the abs. Perfect for those new to strength training, it's short and sweet — all it …

5 Common Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop

Taking photographs and editing them can often be two different stories. When starting out with photography, the important aspect is taking photos …

Best Gray Paint Colors and Ideas Photos

Photo: William Waldron<p>Gray interiors are consistently reader favorites, and what's not to love? The elegant hue manages to be both a striking choice and a goes-with-anything neutral at the same time. Plus, painting the walls a moody gray instantly elevates even the most functional spaces. The color …

Home Decorating

I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months and now I can't imagine my life without it

Headspace was founded by Rich Pierson (left) and Andy Puddicombe in 2012. Puddicombe was formally trained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk during a 10-year …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

Old Mission Street Coca-Cola Bottling Plant once unwittingly employed Nazi spy

If you've lived or worked in San Francisco for any length of time, you've probably seen the building located at 1500 Mission Street. The art deco structure, now a Goodwill, was once home to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company's local plant, and it was also the workplace of a Nazi spy.<p>On a stroll through …

Butt exercises: 2 moves to tone and tighten

While summer might be over, that's no reason to quit working out. This week, work on toning and tightening your backside with these simple exercises you can do anywhere.<p>Though they're certainly challenging, anyone can do them — there are modifications for beginners included. Watch the video below …

This Video Tutorial Teaches You to Balance on Your Hands

The basic crow pose is an advanced-beginner yoga pose that’s a great stepping stone for teaching you to balance on your hands. And it’s like the …

Yoga

The 9 Best Yoga DVDs to Buy in 2018 for Different Kinds of Students

It's a tough job to name "the best" yoga DVDs because each person's yoga needs and tastes vary so wildly. What works best for you might be completely …

Foam rolling: 5-minute routine to stretch your body

Foam rolling, also called self-myofascial release, is performed using a cylindrical piece of foam. There are many different ways you can use a foam roller, all of which are intended to release muscle tightness and tension, increase blood flow and increase your range of motion.<p>Foam rolling is one of …

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment

When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is key. And while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don't stress …

10 Essential Skills Every New Homeowner Should Have

Ah, the joys of homeownership -- you can paint the walls any color you choose, let Fido run free in your backyard, and finally leave your bike outside your side door, without getting a citation from your property-management company.<p>There are many perks of having a place to call your own, but the …

Summer books: the psychology behind a perfect beach read

I recently experienced the pure, immersive joy of finding a beach book perfectly suited for my vacation. At the beginning of four days on a secluded island, I dove into Leanne Shapton’s memoir, <i>Swimming Studies</i>, and rarely came up for air.<p>The book now sits on my shelf with sand between its pages. …

Customer Experience vs User Experience: Why the difference matters

First, let’s say you bought an app that edits pictures on your phone.<p>You bought it because you love programs like Photoshop, and you wanted such detailed features for your phone, especially one in particular. However, when you actually start using the app, you find the interface confusing and you …

Customer Experience

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

A UCLA psychiatrist has some counterintuitive advice for dealing with negative people — and it could change how you see the world

But what if erasing all this pessimism were merely a matter of changing your perspective? According to Dr. Mark Goulston, a psychiatrist at the University of California at Los Angeles, it is.<p>In his recent book, "Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life," …

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

What's a Bullet Journal and Why You Need It in Your Life

Is it OK to sleep in? 'Unhealthy' habits that are good for you - TODAY.com

Beating yourself up for not showing up for a spin class or for enjoying every lick of that dulce de leche ice cream cone can do a number on your mind.<p>Many of us constantly keep a tally of all the healthy and not-so-healthy habits we’re busily fostering each day, but it's time to stop. Read on, …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

A former McKinsey partner says a 5-minute exercise every Friday can make you more successful at work

Not all of your work accomplishments will be recognized, and it can be awkward trying to draw attention to those that went unnoticed.<p>But there's a simple weekly exercise that can help you win more recognition in the workplace, even if you have an aversion to office politics, says Sevenshift CEO, …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …